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Get walking in the Greek mountains October 3, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greece Mainland.
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Greece is famous for its beaches, sun, villas, friendly villages and great Mediterranean weather.

The country also makes a great place to visit for an active holiday, whether you are staying on the coast or further inland.

Water sports from jet skiing to windsurfing and kayaking are readily available from many beachside resorts, and sailing holidays Greek island-hopping are also a great way of experience the natural beauty of the country.

However, a lesser known side to the country can be discovered in the Pindos Mountains, located in northern Greece. The mountain range is home to one of the world’s deepest gorges, Vikos Gorge, and a walking holiday is a great way of seeing the cliffs, ravines, rivers and waterfalls of the gorge and the surrounding mountains.

There are more than 50 different varieties of orchids in the mountains, and almost 2,000 varieties of wild flowers. One of the popular trails in the mountains is the Vradeto Steps, a winding series of steps descending a vertical cliff, where you can also see rare orchids and wild herbs.

Dotted around the mountains are the 46 villages of the Zagoria area, where holidaymakers can get the authentic Greek experience, from local culture and pretty stone buildings, to archaeological sites, museums to monasteries.

There are several tour operators offering walking holidays in the Pindos Mountains, just consult your travel agent for additional information.

Related Links > www.visitgreece.gr

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1. haris1977 - April 15, 2008

It is nice to see people discovering that Greece is also majestic mountains and not only magnificent beaches.
Here is a site with photos from Marmara, a village on the sides of Vardousia.
Marmara also called Seliani, is a village near Spercheiada
http://marmara.freehostia.com

2. grhomeboy - April 15, 2008

Thank you Haris for sharing. I really enjoyed your photo shoots.

Have a great time!


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